Is anyone backyard shaping any more

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Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby diggerdickson » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:23 pm

It seems as if there is no interest in backyard shaping anymore. Im just wondering if anyone on this site is still shaping, if they are post up ya pictures of what ya working on. Would love to see it.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby Beerfan » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:59 pm

Not enough surfing time, let alone shaping time digger. It's kind of wrong but I'm tempted by one of surfblanks machine shaped blanks. 6'0" stubbie maybe. Or just a bog standard 8'er to get me through non surfing times.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby saltman » Sun Mar 19, 2017 2:39 pm

http://forum.realsurf.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=29956&start=702Still making a few for myself
Last one was a mid length above
Have in mind a board based on a NPJ quartet for the next project
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Postby diggerdickson » Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:24 pm

Very nice salt man, I've got two projects to finish, one I started shaping four years ago and wrapped it up in bubble wrap and stored it under a mates house in case I ever stopped travellin and another will be a twinny. Thinking of shallow singl all the way then a deep double funnelling out through the tail. I'm toying in my mind the idea of having the stringer higher at the tail than the sides, sorta like a stabiliser. Then making another twinny same size and width but with four deep clinkers running all the way through with the same nose and tail measurements. It would be interesting to compare both. I will just get seconds blanks as can't afford anything else. Though I need to have an op before I pick up a planner
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby saltman » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:06 am

My next project may be closer
Unpacked my boards today and one has a neat crease just in front of the fins
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby diggerdickson » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:55 am

saltman wrote:My next project may be closer
Unpacked my boards today and one has a neat crease just in front of the fins
Thanks Jetstar


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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby Tally » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:11 pm

I have a little setup and make a few each year, here is a little samples from the past 12 months or so.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby saltman » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:15 pm

Tally wrote:I have a little setup and make a few each year, here is a little samples from the past 12 months or so.

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Lovely stuff
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby Tally » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:37 pm

cheers for posting the pictures up, there is a fair bit of interest in shaping from people i surf with but not a lot really do get into it. I see it as an integral part of my surfing experience, I just wish I had a bit more time and funds to feed the addiction.

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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby alakaboo » Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:20 pm

Tell me about the first one, tally.
Looks like just what I want.

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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby Tally » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:52 am

That board is currently unfinished I am rushing to get it done by Friday so I can take it away for a week camping on North Straddie. The outline is based on a template I took from Mactavish Tracker and I changed the tail to a rounded pin, it is pretty flat rockered as it is from a Burford 7'0" Don Blank, I maximised length so it came out at 6'11". The bottom has a slight rolled entry to single concave to slight V from just north of a 10" single fin box.

this is the second version I have made the first one was 6'6" and is the orange one in the last photo, It has been my go to step up board and has performed well I rode it through the winston swell last year and had a ball. Hopefully I get it done and get a few at Stradbroke next week!.

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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby saltman » Tue Mar 28, 2017 12:33 pm

Tally
is that a tie die cloth inlay on the second board?
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby alakaboo » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:52 pm

Tally wrote:That board is currently unfinished I am rushing to get it done by Friday so I can take it away for a week camping on North Straddie. The outline is based on a template I took from Mactavish Tracker and I changed the tail to a rounded pin, it is pretty flat rockered as it is from a Burford 7'0" Don Blank, I maximised length so it came out at 6'11". The bottom has a slight rolled entry to single concave to slight V from just north of a 10" single fin box.

this is the second version I have made the first one was 6'6" and is the orange one in the last photo, It has been my go to step up board and has performed well I rode it through the winston swell last year and had a ball. Hopefully I get it done and get a few at Stradbroke next week!.

Nice.
I'd stretch it again to about 7'4" and go to a deep double rather than V.
Or at least that's what I'd tell the shaper, then he'll make up his own mind.

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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby Tally » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:17 pm

Saltman, that board was shaped by my brother and glassed by me it is a tie died cloth he asked me to put on the deck

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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby saltman » Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:20 pm

Nice effect
What type of cloth.
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Re: Is anyone backyard shaping any more

Postby Tally » Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:51 pm

it was an old thin cotton sarong


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